How to Get Started
Identify laboratory findings indicative of Ohio reportable infectious diseases for tests performed at your facility. Laboratory and infection control personnel are usually involved in this step.
Create Health Level Seven (HL7) messages. Ohio Department of Health (ODH) can accept either HL7 version 2.3.1 or HL7 version 2.5.1 messages. HL7 version 2.5.1 is required for Promoting Interoperability (formerly Meaningful Use).
Incorporate appropriate vocabulary and include Ohio Department of Health's (ODH) required fields in Health Level Seven (HL7) messages.
Useful links for Validation of Health Level Seven (HL7) version 2.5.1 messages